North American Occupational Safety & Health Week 2019
FirstOnSite has been in the emergency restoration and reconstruction business for more than 30 years. We believe that safety is a habit, which requires a commitment to “people, passion, and prevention.” In recognition of North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week, which takes place from May 5 to 11, we will share information, resources and tips to help create a safe workplace, and make sure that we all get home safe and sound.
Together, we can create safe workplaces and communities.
Canada first began observing Canadian Occupational Health and Safety Week (COHS) in 1986. In 1997, following the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Canada, the United States and Mexico committed to expanding the event, renaming it North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week.
The goal of NAOSH Week is to focus the attention of employers, employees, the general public, and all partners in occupational safety and health on the importance of preventing injury and illness in the workplace, at home and in the community.
- Increase understanding of the benefits of investment in occupational health and safety
- Raise awareness of the role and contribution of safety and health professionals
- Reduce workplace injuries and illness by encouraging new health and safety activities
- Generate interest in NAOSH Week
Each worker has the right to return home safe and sound at the end of each work day.
- For more information on NAOSH Week, click here
- For information about the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering, click here
- For a link to Canada’s Workplace Safety & Prevention Services, click here
- For a link to Canada’s Centre for Occupational Health & Safety, click here
Don’t become a statistic – “Think Safe – Work Safe – Be Safe”
- Uncover Tips for Young Workers
- Learn Top Incident Types: Falls & Struck By/Against
- Learn how Prevention is Key
Click on the following national and provincial links for more information about Occupational safety and health.
- American Society of Safety Professionals
- Association of Workers’ Compensation Boards of Canada
- Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety
- Canadian Occupational Safety Magazine
- CANOSH: Canada’s National Occupational Safety and Health Website
- Canadian Society of Safety Engineering
- Employment and Social Development Canada
- Institute for Work and Health
- Occupational Health and Safety Magazine
- Passport to Safety
- Public Safety Canada
- Threads of Life
- Alberta Occupational Health and Safety
- Workers’ Compensation Board Alberta
- Government of Saskatchewan – Safety in the Workplace
- WorkSafe Saskatchewan
- Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board
- Manitoba Labour & Regulatory Services
- Workplace Safety and Insurance Board Ontario
- Workplace Safety and Prevention Services
- Commission des normes, de l’équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail